BOB17: ER YM

17As we wrap up our ninth year of blogging, we are offering a retrospective of the best 20 things that I have most treasured about the blog. Here is #17.

On ER Youth Ministry, we discussed how our relational bias might get us mired unnecessarily in other’s personal drama, and therefore missing out on… Well here is how we said it:

There is a need for short-term thinking in ER youth ministry. There is also a personal rush of feeling significant in ER-YM, of being in the center of the storm… but none of this is empowering others towards sustainable youth ministry in the long run, none of this take a serious look at the long run… What if we did take a serious look at the strategy and choices that would eliminate the need for all that running around in the first place? What is your shared vision for the long run and how are you working towards incrementally on a consistent basis?

Feel free to check the post and the comments on ER Youth Ministry.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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